Homeless man pleads not guilty to Vancouver bank burglary

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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photoStanley L. Frazier, charged with second-degree burglary of bank

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A homeless man pleaded not guilty Friday to accusations he burglarized downtown Vancouver's Key Bank on June 28, possibly so he could sleep there.

Stanley L. Frazier, 58, was charged in Clark County Superior Court with second-degree burglary. His trial is scheduled for Aug. 26. He remains in the Clark County Jail on $20,000 bail.

The bank's security company summoned Vancouver police at 9:50 p.m. to report a man was walking around inside the bank building, 714 Main St.

When police searched the bank, they found Frazier locked in a room, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Vancouver police Sgt. Rod Trumpf said it appeared Frazier planned to spend the night in the employee break room.

There was no sign of forced entry, Trumpf said.

Frazier had food and money with him, as well as some of the bank's belongings, the probable cause affidavit says.

According to court documents, Frazier declined to answer any questions after his arrest.

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